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We cannot continue to coddle those who would put themselves and the rest of us in danger.
OPINION | VACCINE MANDATES — IN D.C., LGBTQ BARS LEAD THE WAYPETER ROSENSTEINAUGUST 11, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
You get all this nonsense about “These kids are coddled,” but as a professor, I see these kids stand up and speak out against us.
HOW TO BE A FEMINIST DADAMY JOYCEJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Mam' Sarah was very tall, and she had the best lap in the world to coddle down in, Roberta thought.
THAT OLD-TIME CHILD, ROBERTASOPHIE FOX SEA
“You coddle him,” said Kingsnorth, with a short bitter laugh.
THE LOCUSTS' YEARSMARY HELEN FEE
Poor mammy will mourn over me and coddle me up as if I'd been to the wars.
SPINNING-WHEEL STORIESLOUISA MAY ALCOTT
And so we left them alone awhile, to coddle over their raptures.
LORNA DOONER. D. BLACKMORE
A man was looked on as a milk-sop and a Molly Coddle, that would not take his mug of ale, and be merry with his comrades.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1850.VARIOUS
When shall I have a million a year, so that I can coddle myself and sleep and eat mringues all day?
SAN-CRAVATE; OR, THE MESSENGERS; LITTLE STREAMSCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Any kind of a dream—a fancy—a wish unfulfilled—a sorrow that we coddle—some nothing which suddenly becomes everything to us.
CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSSIR JAMES M. BARRIE
Would you have a man a molly-coddle, tied to his wife's apron-string, and not daring to call his soul his own?
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 1885VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO CODDLE

  • bore hug
  • brushed
  • bussed
  • clinched
  • clutched
  • coddled
  • cosseted
  • cuddled
  • dandled
  • embraced
  • felt
  • fondled
  • grazed
  • handled
  • hugged
  • kissed
  • made love
  • massaged
  • mugged
  • necked
  • nestled
  • nuzzled
  • patted
  • petted
  • played around
  • rubbed
  • squeezed
  • stroked
  • toyed
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